Cadiz - Girona predictions and free betting tips [07/10/2023]
On Saturday, 7th of October as part of the 9th round of the Spanish La Liga, Cadiz will host Girona at their home turf. The guests had had a fantastic start to the season and currently occupy the third spot in the standings whereas Cadiz are down in the 12th spot and last weekend lost on the road to Atletico Madrid with a score of 3:2.
Cadiz: Ledesma; Zaldua, Mere, Mbaye, J Hernandez, Pires; Kouame, Sobrino, Alcaraz; Roger, Ramos.
Girona: Gazzaniga; Couto, E Garcia, Blind, Gutierrez; Valery, Herrera, D Lopez, A Garcia, Savio; Dovbyk.
The face-off will take place in Cadiz at the Nuevo Mirandilla stadium.
Andalusion side Cadiz has had quite an inconsistent start to this season. Last weekend, for instance, the team lost to Atletico Madrid with the score of 3:2 and earlier it had a run of three games without a victory including two draws: away to Betis (1:1) and at home against Rayo Vallecano (0:0). Sergio Gonzalez's side took an incredible two-goal lead in the first half: Pires and Roger got on the score sheet, but then Atletico made a comeback answering with three goals. All in all, the 'Pirate Ship' has only clinched two victories in home matches against Alaves (1:0) and Villarreal (3:1) in early September. Now Cadiz is placed in the 12th position on the La Liga standings with only 9 points to its credit. Cadiz has been in the top division for four consecutive seasons which is the best record for the club since the early 1990s.
It was anticipated that in Saturday's face-off against Real Madrid, Girona would put up a fight to really climb up the standings, but things turned out differently. Carlo Ancelotti's men put the Catalonians in their place before their fans – a thrashing with a score of 0:3. Now the Burgundy-whites, who are seated at the third step on the honour podium, must make a prompt recovery before their fans and return to the path of victory. Still, Míchel's squad can be pleased with the start of the season: from the initial eight matches of the Championship, the guests won six, drew one and lost one, thereby earning 19 points, lagging behind the leaders - the 'Royal Club' - just by two points. Girona showcase impressive performances on the road, drawing with Real Sociedad and clinching three straight victories over Sevilla, Granada, and Villarreal.
Last season, Cadiz bagged four points in two games against Girona, including a 2:0 victory at home.
Cadiz vs Girona Match Prediction
Following the defeat against Real Madrid, the guests urgently need to get back on the winning track, otherwise, there's a risk of falling into an emotional slump and losing their positions in the Euro Cup zone. Last season, Girona only managed to grab one point in two matches against Cadiz, but this campaign the 'Pirate Ship' is infamous for its inconsistency, regularly slipping up even when playing decently. My prediction is a victory for the Burgundy-whites with a handicap of 0.
Girona has scored a whopping 18 goals in the first 8 rounds of La Liga – only Barca scored more (19). Despite several injured players, the Catalans are still a threat in front and are sure to score more than 1 goal on Saturday.
As Girona will seize the initiative and attack regularly, it's expected they will win the corner statistics.
Yellow Card Prediction
Cadiz is regularly seeing over 3.5 yellow cards per game in the current season – the hosts will lead this statistic on Saturday.
My prediction is an exact score of 1:2 in favour of Girona.
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